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Old 09-29-2004, 07:53 PM
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I am building TF P47 .60 and will be using Robart 606HD retracts. I like the looks of adding the OLEO's but not the added expense, besides, with gear doors alot of the strut doesn't get seen. Is it really worth the extra $80 for this upgrade? I assume they will help cushion the bounce of my inevitable not so greasy landing.
Old 09-29-2004, 11:13 PM
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I have the Robart Robo-Struts on my Pica Spitfire and they sure are nice! Really helps smooth out the landings and cuts down on the bounces. I will put them on my next warbird.
Old 09-30-2004, 01:10 AM
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That's what this hobby is all about. It's the COOL factor too you know!

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Old 09-30-2004, 02:18 AM
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Default RE: another retract question

Those struts and gear doors sure do look cool. Yes, the oleo struts do help smooth out the landings, especially on a grass runway.
Old 09-30-2004, 12:01 PM
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Default RE: another retract question

Gunny,

That gear set up looks incredible. Is that a giant scale P47? I think that I must agree, the cool factor is definitely a priority. ALso, what type of struts are those? I like the offset look. Again great job on the plane and the gear, very impressed.
Old 10-01-2004, 01:06 AM
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Default RE: another retract question

Thats in a TF. .60 size kit and they are the robart offset robostruts.

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Old 10-13-2004, 01:20 PM
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Gunny,

Sorry about all the questions but I am just waiting for the first snowfall of the season to start my build and I am trying to get all the accessories beforehand. I have bought the 606HD robart retracts, but I am not sure if I need the larger struts (663L & R) for the 3 3/4 - 4" wheels or the 662L & R for the smaller 3 1/4" - 1/2" wheels. And did you have any trouble with the offsets fitting into the wheel wells? Last question(for now); did you fabricate your own gear door connector? I know that Robart makes some but I have never seen them on a plane.
Any help is always appreciated.
Old 01-15-2005, 10:28 AM
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Gunny,

I would love to see how your retracts fit inside the wing. ie do your doors fit flush, how deep did you have to mount your retacts, I am having a very hard time getting mine in so the offset doesn't stick out.

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